Police Pursuit Leads To Multiple Charges

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(LITTLE CURRENT, ON) – A young person is being charged with multiple offences after stealing a vehicle and refusing to stop for police.

On January 22, 2023 at approximately 5:00 p.m., members of the Manitoulin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a complaint of a young person unlawfully at large after pulling a fire alarm and taking off on foot from a health centre on Meredith Street.

This individual proceeded to steal a vehicle and flee from police. Officers were finally able to box the vehicle in at the Highway 6/17 intersection in McKerrow and affect an arrest. No injuries were reported.

A young person, 15-years-old from Wikwemikong First Nation has been charged with:

Dangerous Operation contrary to section 320.13(1) of the Criminal Code (CC)
Assault contrary to section 266 CC
Flight from Peace Officer contrary to section 320.17 CC
False Alarm of Fire contrary to section 437
Theft of Motor Vehicle contrary to section 333.1 CC

The accused is scheduled to appear before the Gore Bay Ontario Court of Justice at a later date.

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